Advancing Data Technologies to corner Antimicrobial Resistance
International Matchmaking Symposium
05 June, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
International Expo / Info market
Advancing Data Technologies help us to corner Antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) already now is the largest global threat to Health and Food Safety (source: WHO). Without the focused development and implementation of upcoming Data Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of (Diagnostic) Things and Blockchain we may be doomed to loosing the global fight against AMR.
Data Technologies deserve a podium
Academic Researchers, Start-up’s and SME’s and multinational Pharma, IT and Diagnostics companies around the globe investigate and develop novel powerful Data Technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Internet of (Diagnostic) Things and Blockchain. Technologies we desperately need in the global fight against AMR. There is no doubt that these technologies are not yet being used to their full potential. Within the context of the fourth industrial revolution Information and Data Technologies are no longer a supporting tool but a value-creating factor vital for the policy and strategy of curbing Antimicrobial resistance.
The international matchmaking symposium provides this podium
The event provides an exciting program holding technology updates, orchestrated matchmakings, round tables, funding and partnering opportunities and a lively expo/info market. Excellent networking opportunities are being provided.
Capital of IT
‘Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR’ will present breakthrough Data Technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Internet of (Diagnostic) Things and Blockchain Technologies as well as their practical applications.
The event will offer a podium to scientists, start-up’s, SME’s as well as multinational companies to present emerging Data Technologies Big Pharma and Big Diagnostics companies, to investors as well as to (inter)national authorities and NGO’s in orchestrated matchmaking sessions.
Round Table Sessions
Dedicated Round Table Sessions will deal with relevant societal aspects of the emerging Data Technologies, including privacy, safety/security, encryption, harmonization, reuse of data en linguistics.
National as well as global funds for the development of Data Technologies will be invited to present funding opportunities.
Awareness on AMR
Global AMR campaigns will be invited to present their activities.
Expo / Info market
The exposition space gives the floor to public and private organisations to present and demonstrate emerging Data Technologies. We may set up a living lab environment to better demonstrate anticipated applications of Data Technologies in curbing AMR.
Draft Program 5 June 2019
Dr. Maarten van Dongen; AMR Insights, The Netherlands
Antimicrobial resistance as a global threat
Prof.dr. Jan Verhoef; World Healthcare Forum; The Netherlands
Key strategies to fight Antimicrobial resistance at a global scale
Dr Maarten van Dongen; AMR Insights, The Netherlands
Artificial Intelligence: Machine learning to predict bacterial resistance to antibiotics
Dr Jonathan M. Monk; Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Coffee – Networking – Information Market
Internet of (Diagnostic) Things: Technology, present and prospective applications to curb AMR
Speaker to be confirmed
Block chain: Technology, present and prospective applications to curb AMR
Speaker to be announced
Lunch – Networking – Information Market
Matchmakings (I) OR:
Round Table Session
Matchmakings (II) OR:
Round Table Session
Presentations by university groups, SME’s and multinational companies
Serious gaming to collect global big data on AMR
Rene Luigies; Game Solutions Lab, The Netherlands
Artificial intelligence in AMR diagnostics
Dr. Andreas Posch; Ares Genetics GmbH, Germany
TPX technology for infectious disease diagnostics
Dr. Janni O. Koskinen; ArcDia International Oy, Finland
Artificial Intelligence / machine learning algorithms to understand disease transmission within animal populations, and from these populations to humans
Dr. Mark Smith; Royal Veterinary College, London, UK
Machine learning software for the prediction of antibiotic resistances and determination of pathogen types
Dr. Sebastian Duemcke; Clemedi, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Reception – Networking – Information Market
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International Target Groups:
- Universities, Medical Centres, Research Institutes
- Start-up’s, SME’s
- Big Pharma, Diagnostics, Life Sciences and IT companies
- Business Angels, VC and Social Impact financiers
- Authorities, NGO’s
Emerging Technology Areas:
- Artificial Intelligence: Machine learning – algorithms – deep learning in genomics, diagnostics, surveillance
- Internet of (Diagnostic) Things: Connected diagnostics – smartphone capabilities revolutionizing the fight against AMR
- Blockchain Technologies: Supply chain management antibiotics – smart sales contracts – prescription control (last resort) antibiotics – faster clinical trials of novel antibiotics
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety (Source: WHO). AMR develops when bacteria, fungi, or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery including caesarian sections, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible.
It is estimated that AMR causes 700,000 casualties per year with the low- and middle income countries (LMIC) bearing the harshest burdens. More recent recalculations indicate even substantially higher numbers. According the ‘Review on Antimicrobial Resistance’ by Jim O’Neill we may face some 10,000,000 casualties per year in 2050 with cumulative GDP losses of $ 100 trillion.
Planet earth faces the very real threat of having to survive in a ‘post-antibiotic’ era in which there are few, if any, antibiotics which effectively and affordably cure infections. The good news is that both at an international as well as at a national level action plans have been set up to fight AMR.
Traditionally these plans are based on five ‘strategies’:
- Improving the prevention of infectious diseases
- Stimulating antibiotics stewardship
- Developing new, improved microbiological diagnostics
- Developing new, improved (classes of) antibiotics
- Developing alternative antimicrobial strategies (like phage therapy).
The fourth industrial revolution
“We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.” (Klaus Schwab; Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum).
Within the context of the fourth industrial revolution Information and Data Technologies are no longer a supporting tool but a value-creating factor vital for the policy and strategy of every organization. A broad social development is going on in which data and data analysis plays a central role.
Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance in the era of the fourth industrial revolution is manifest in various concrete applications:
- Artificial Intelligence: the use of machine learning and underlying algorithms to analyze big data as well as the use of deep learning with neural networks. Applications include methods to identify and predict which genes cause infectious bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics, deep learning solutions like DeepARG to fight antibiotic resistance and whole genome sequencing with AI machine learning algorithms in combination with microbial resistance databases.
- Internet of (Diagnostic) Things: a network created from objects, which have the ability to communicate with other devices. The number of internet-connected objects could increase to somewhere between 20 and 100 billion by 2020. Applications include connected diagnostics, wearables for remote patient monitoring and smartphone capabilities potentially revolutionizing the fight against AMR. Also think of antibiotics development by point-of-care diagnostics and digital biomarkers to the patient.
- Blockchain Technologies: a distributed virtual ‘balance book’ in which transactions are bundled by using cryptography and further processed, validated and recorded. The approach enables secure and transparent processing of transactions. Applications include supply chain management of (last resort) antibiotics and smart contracts to control the sales, prescription and use of antibiotics. Also think of clinical trials of novel antibiotics whereby blockchain is key to the management confidentiality of patient information and the integrity of trial data or facilitate new modes of collaboration in order to shorten the timeline for clinical development of novel antibiotics.
The objective of the event is to provide a podium to Artificial Intelligence, Block Chain Technologies and Internet of (Diagnostic) Things in the global curbing of AMR. Target groups include Academia, Start-up’s, SME’s, Big Pharma, Diagnostics, Life Sciences and IT companies, Business Angels/VC/Social Impact financiers, Authorities, NGO’s. The event includes (key note) lectures, round table and guided matchmaking sessions, information market and extensive networking opportunities with the AMR community.
Please note that the event is not primarely a scientific symposium. The focus is on how to enhance the implement and apply emerging, promising data technologies in the global fight against AMR.
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The Matchmaking Symposium ‘Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR’ aims to connect researchers, start-up’s and SME’s with investors, multinational companies like Big Pharma and Big Diagnostics and anticipated end users including authorities and NGO’s. The goal of ‘Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR’ is to accelerate the further development, implementation, market entrance and successful commercialization of emerging Data Technologies with the aim fight AMR at a global scale.
The matchmaking will start on March 1, 2019 and will be coordinated by AMR Insights.
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Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR is organised by AMR Insights. AMR Insights is committed to prevent the ever increasing suffering and numbers of people dying from antimicrobial resistance worldwide by raising awareness, sharing knowledge and connecting professionals.
AMR Insights does so by:
- Sending a bi-weekly global update on AMR
- Offering open and in-house training courses on AMR
- Organizing symposia ‘Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR’ and ‘Emerging Antimicrobials and Diagnostics in AMR’ (in 2019 on 13 November)
AMR Insights offers the most insightful knowledge platform on AMR where it distinguishes 6 areas of interest:
- Healthy patients
- Healthy animals
- Secure Food
- Clean Environment
- Effective Surveillance
- Smart Innovation
AMR Insights offers the most insightful knowledge platform on AMR.
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Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR- Matchmaking Symposium for Academia, Industry, Authorities and NGO’s
On 5 June 2019 the first edition of ‘Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR 2019’ will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR is the place where key players in research, business, funding and societal aspects of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), come together with the aim to stimulate the development of Data Technologies for the global fight against AMR.
Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR brings together delegates and influential speakers from across industry, academia, government, finance and health institutes with the aim to pinpoint, highlight and enhance the development and implementation of promising AMR-related Data Technologies. A visit to Advancing Data Technologies to corner AMR will bring you the latest technologies and extensive partnering and networking possibilities. For more information and registration: see https://www.amr-insights.eu/advancing-data-technologies-to-corner-amr-2019/